“Here, we’ve suffered through cold, heat, sandstorms, and yet, we’re still here. 40 years later, we are still as many refugees. We still live like animals: this is not a place to live, this is a hostile place.”
In South-West Algeria, thousands of people live in camps. They’re Sahrawi refugees. They have been waiting for 40 years for a resolution of the conflict about Western Sahara.
Alindaiy Deh is 33. He lives in the camp of Smara.
“Young people like myself, we’re educated, we went to school in Algeria or elsewhere. I have my papers, but I don’t have land. I’m looking for a life that a refugee can’t have. Who wants a life in a house made of sand?”
“We need a better life.”
“I hope this message will be carried out to the rest of the world.”